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I've lost a block. How can this happen?

I've lost a block. How can this happen?

Old 09-27-2019, 05:05 AM
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Ha! I see your one block and raise you one whole lap quilt top! I’ve looked everywhere I think it could be for a month. Lovely blocks!
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Old 09-27-2019, 05:25 AM
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Could it have dropped behind your machine? Am teaching a neighbor how to make a simple quilt and we were missing some sections of her blocks. Found they had slipped behind the machine.
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Old 09-27-2019, 05:47 AM
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Love your quilt!! Beautiful. And yes. I spend a lot of time looking for things. But I don't actually lose things. I just can't find them. I actually have a list of things I can't find. It's there. Right in front of your eyes. I usually check every room in the house, in case I took it somewhere. But most often I find things right in my sewing room. On the floor, under a pile of scraps. On the bookshelf. Etc. Don't make another one.
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Old 09-27-2019, 06:10 AM
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My dog has not been to your house! Swear!
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Old 09-27-2019, 06:44 AM
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Beautiful work! The "lost" block will make a great label when you find it.

I lost a block when I was using my front deck to lay the blocks out to rearrange. A strange little twister came in and twirled a few blocks straight up in the air. I grabbed at them and thought I had them all, but later that day my neighbour knocked on the door and said he thought he had something of mine....weird....one of my blocks had swirled down into his fishpond. I wrote on the quilt block...... "Twisted & Turned...She thought I was gone.... I turned up in the neighbour's pond! "
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Old 09-27-2019, 06:51 AM
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garbage can? With the scraps? I’ve had several go that route
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Old 09-27-2019, 06:52 AM
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Did you count wrong?
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Old 09-27-2019, 07:01 AM
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yep, look on your quilting board. I bet there are two stuck together. Let us know. lol
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Old 09-27-2019, 07:52 AM
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Most of the time it's my fault. But my husband has selective hearing. So when my computer is dying and I say "I don't care about anything except the quilting directory" he saves everything except the quilting directory... Or when we were getting ready for a visit from his mom, I told him I didn't want the rejected blocks from my cat block swap to go to the storage unit. I wasn't alarmed at first that I couldn't find them, I wanted to use them in the back of the quilt. But time went on. And on. And finally I finished the top and so immediately after finishing it we closed out the storage locker and guess where that stack of blocks was?

So that's the trick. Make a replacement block and then turn around and the missing one will fall on your head.
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Old 09-27-2019, 07:59 AM
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Originally Posted by luvstoquilt View Post
Do you have a cat?
Ha! That was my thought...or a mischievous doggie!
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